A PowerPoint timer functions as a common everyday-timer in your presentation. But there are other uses too for a timer such as displaying it on an information screen or even showing real-time, dynamic information on your slide using a timer:
In this article, we will show you an easy way to create a timer presentation in PowerPoint. We will then show you how to use Dynamic TIME, a special timer add-in for PowerPoint so that the user can use to create timers much easier and with more efficiency.
Visualize that we will use a timer of 10 minutes. Create your first slide and insert a text box. Type some static text within the text box, say “10 min” (see the figure below). Now duplicate the slide 10 times to end up with 11 similar slides. Change the text box content every time and slide for every minute you have. And for the last, an ending slide with your text.
Click to open the Transitions tab. In the Timing group, uncheck the Advance Slide On Mouse Click option. Check the option After and set its value to 01:00:00 for a one minute wait. Click the Apply To All button.
The user can now start the Slide Show. This technique will display every slide for 1 minute, and perform a countdown until the end.
These are two advantages of this method:
These are the two disadvantages of this method:
For dynamic time functions in PowerPoint, we have our Dynamic TIME add-in. Dynamic timer is one of the features of Dynamic TIME. After installation within the PowerPoint Ribbon, the user will find a Dynamic ELEMENTS tab.
Now follow these steps using Dynamic TIME:
These are the multiple advantages of using this method:
The only disadvantage of this method compared to the earlier method, is that you have to pay for this add-on. But that is an investment for so many years.
See Also: Dynamic TIME: The Indezine Review
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